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Remember when new processor launches were all focused on squeezing more megahertz or gigahertz out of the silicon, and then about how many cores could be packed into a CPU? While there’s no doubt that processors continue to get faster, the days of speed being the cornerstone of a new launch are over.
Take Intel’s new 8th-gen Core vPro mobile processors unveiled today. Two chips have been announced:
i7-8665U: 1.9 GHz base/4.8 GHz boost, 4-cores/8-threads, 8 MB cache, 15 W TDP, support for LPDDR3 2133 MHz and DDR4 2400 MHz i5-8365U: 1.6 GHz base/4.1 GHz boost, 4-cores/8-threads, 6 MB
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